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Bangor University

At a glance

Situated between the mountain and the sea, Bangor University is surrounded by the scenic beauty of Wales that adds a different dimension to student life. According to ‘The Independent’, Bangor has the “Best UK University setting”.

The university is dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years and is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. The university has 23 academic schools grouped into 5 colleges offering 250+ Undergraduate courses and 200+ Postgraduate courses. Scholarships and tuition fee waiver are available for international students for all subjects and levels.

Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence and exceeds expectations, both for academic standards and student experience. The university is ranked top in Wales and one of the best in the UK – it is ranked among top 3% of universities in the world. Bangor University is 7th in the UK for student satisfaction.

Bangor’s research has a major impact around the world according to the latest assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor's research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities. Over half of Bangor’s academic Schools have been ranked in the UK top 20 for quality of research.

Bangor is a participant university of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa sponsorship scheme. The university has been granted the maximum allocation (20 endorsements) for supporting this category of visa. 

Facts & figures

Year of foundation

1884

Type of institution

Tier 4 Sponsor, Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Course offered

Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught and Research), Pre-sessional Courses

Intakes

September, January (for certain Business and Law Postgraduate courses)

Campus locations

Bangor, North Wales

Scholarships

Yes, worth over £3.7 million pounds offered each year

Main strengths

Accounting and Finance, Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Ocean Sciences

No of academic staff

537

Accommodation

Yes, guaranteed accommodation for new international students

Total student number

8,734

International Student number

2,123

No of Nationalities representated

80

Student union

Yes

Facilities and supports

Bangor Employability Award Scheme, £3.5 million ocean-going Research Ship, a £1.5 million MRI Scanner, a Centre for Hill and Upland Management, a Multimedia Language Centre, a £2 million laboratory equipped with Agilent Engineering.

Professional associations

IBMS, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, RSC, BCS, BPS, IET, ICF, SRA, BSB, and NMC.

Career development supports

Yes

Career after 6 months

87%

Guardian university rank

55

Awards obtained

Top-10 UK University for “student satisfaction” – NSS 2014,Top-5 UK University for quality of student accommodation – WhatUni Student Awards 2015,Top-5 UK University for student support – WhatUni Student Awards 2015 Ranked 1st in the UK for student clubs and societies – WhatUni Student Awards 2015,Top-50 UK University – Times University League Table 2015

Famous Alumni

Danny Boyle, Film Director and Oscar Winner Sir Robert Edwards, CBE, FRS, Nobel Prize Winner in 2010 Frances Barber, Olivier Award-nominated British Actress

Why choose Bangor University

Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence and exceeds expectations, both for academic standards and student experience. The university is ranked top in Wales and one of the best in the U

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